Friday, September 21, 2012

MyDigitalStudio.net 10+ Photos Challenge Page

So, in case you haven't heard, or you've forgotten, you can download a FREE trial version of My Digital Studio 2 (MDS2), and play with it for 30 DAYS without spending a penny! Even if you previously downloaded the free MDS Express Trial, you can still download the MDS2 Trial for free. There's about $200 in digital art in the fully functional MDS2 Trial program.
If you are new to My Digital Studio, or just want to learn more, the most excellent resource is MyDigitalStudio.net You can browse the Stampin' Up! Blog, check out the Samples, and find tons of Training for all skill levels. Something new on MyDigitalStudio.net is the Weekly Challenge & Giveaway. The layout below is one I made for this week's challenge: 10+ Photos. You just had to use 10 or more photos on your project. [Click on the image to see it full-size]

One of the nifty new features in MDS2 is the ability to see a Supply List in your project. So, you can see the names of all the elements you are working with. For this page, I started with a 12x12 page template from the Grad Party Ensemble. Then I used another nifty new MDS2 feature and recolored the embellishments, and Designer Series Papers, to match my daughter's school colors. Oh yeah, and another cool MDS2 feature I totally exploited for this page, is the Rounded Corners feature for photos. Honestly, the thing that took me the most time was trying to track down and narrow down the pictures I wanted to use! (FYI: the two typefaces I used on this page are Blackjack, and Rockwell Condensed.)
Unfortunately, I made a little boo-boo with my computer the other day, and removed a program I didn't think I needed...only to hobble my MDS2 program. Instead of finishing my project and getting it posted by the Noon deadline for the challenge, I had to waste my time finding and reinstalling stuff. The moral of this story is that you DO need the Apple Application Support program for MDS, because it uses Quick Time, which is an Apple program. Lesson learned, the hard way.
~Kimberley Morris
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
Colorado Springs, CO
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http://kimberley.stampinup.net (SHOP ONLINE)
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